Touch fastener structures

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9918525
APP PUB NO 20140237779A1
SERIAL NO

14185426

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Touch fastener products, as well as apparatus and methods for manufacturing such products, are described. The methods and apparatus feature certain mold cavity shapes that are designed to facilitate demolding of hammer hook touch fastener elements exhibiting desirable fastening properties. Such mold cavity shapes can be combined with particularly soft molding resins to produce useful fastening products.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VELCRO BVBADEINZE, BE200

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Collins, Andrew Bedford, US 34 378
Gallant, Christopher M Nottingham, US 65 413

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TAIWAN PAIHO LIMITED (1)
2012/0174,348 METHOD FOR MAKING MUSHROOM-TYPE HOOK STRAP AND MUSHROOM-TYPE HOOK STRAP MADE THEREBY 1 2012
 
YKK CORPORATION (3)
* 5067210 Surface-type fastener 99 1990
5669120 Molded surface fastener 90 1996
* 2002/0124,359 Integral molded surface fastener, and continuous manufacturing method and continuous manufacturing apparatus therefor 4 2002
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
4984399 Automobile enclosure 18 1990
* 2010/0180,407 Method And Apparatus For Producing Hook Fasteners 4 2010
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (4)
* 4894060 Disposable diaper with improved hook fastener portion 532 1988
5679302 Method for making a mushroom-type hook strip for a mechanical fastener 78 1993
5845375 Mushroom-type hook strip for a mechanical fastener 85 1997
* 5868987 Superimposed embossing of capped stem mechanical fastener structures 40 1997
 
VELCRO BVBA (10)
6248276 Fasteners and methods of making fasteners 34 1999
* 6162040 Molds for forming touch fasteners 40 1999
* 2003/0106,188 Fasteners engageable with loops of nonwoven fabrics and with other open structures, and methods and machines for making fasteners 3 2002
7032278 Hook fastener engaging zones 29 2003
* 2004/0043,186 Touch fasteners having portions with different properties and methods of making same 1 2003
2005/0081,346 Multiple-crook male touch fastener elements 6 2003
7056462 Forming discrete fastener element regions 11 2003
7727440 Methods of making fastener products 4 2004
* 8061886 Securing electrical devices 7 2009
9210970 Touch fastening 1 2013
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (3)
* 6190594 Tooling for articles with structured surfaces 49 1999
2003/0145,440 Heat treated profile extruded hook 15 2002
2006/0019,059 Multiheaded hook 3 2005
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (2)
* 4775310 Apparatus for making a separable fastener 149 1986
5260015 Method for making a laminated hook fastener 140 1991
 
GOTTLIEB BINDER GMBH & CO. KG (2)
6287665 Method and device for producing a hook-and-pile type closure part from thermoplastic plastics 64 1999
* 2004/0020,591 Method for producing an adhesive closing element$I() 3 2003
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